Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could take in hand a few days before the official release, but it was a very brief contact, because only a few hours. Now I know that the smartphone much more, because I use it for five days. It is still too short to know Note 7 from the inside, but long enough to share with you my impressions.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the successor to Note’a 5. Samsung missed the name of the Note 6 to standardize the naming of its flagship models. Customers who do not follow all local market, will have an easier job to see in the store S7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Even more interesting is the situation in Poland, where the model Note 5 was not available in the official distribution. Note 7 will be sold on the Vistula river, so the new model introduces a jump up to three digits.
When it comes to performance, Note 7 is a true monster
the Galaxy Note 7 is a very large smartphone. Its screen has a diagonal size of 5.7 inches with resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels (518 ppi). on paper, so we have the same specifications as its predecessor, but thanks zakrzywieniom smartphone is slightly narrower and easier to support it with one hand. In case of problems three times pressing the home reduces the screen to be able to handle it with your thumb.
the used panel is Super AMOLED, and it just looks beautiful. How is the AMOLED-zie, there are problems with the white (very important), but it is black and the colors are just poetry. Very nice addition is also a mode Always on Display, so that on the lock screen we see a clock, calendar and notifications even when the screen is off.
Under the hood is a Exynos 8890 octa-processor (4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.6 GHz), 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in memory, which can be expanded through the card microSD (maximum size is 256 GB).
the smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but Samsung promises an update to version 7.0 Nougat. We have a TouchWiz overlay, which acts quickly and visually appealed to me. We find a lot of improvements, such as. A choice of Wi-Fi directly from the quick menu on the list of notifications.
Galaxy Note’a 7 until you want to pick up
The biggest advantage of Galaxy Note 7 is quality. The smartphone looks famously, so you really want to use it. In the latest installment of Note’a both the front and back of the device covered Gorilla Glass 5. In turn, the side frames are made of aluminum.
New Note is sold only one curved version. The screen is curved on both sides, but the curvature are also on the surface of the glass at the back. With this smartphone is symmetrical and looks great from every angle.
As the curvature of the screen works in practice? First of all, do not bother. Although the screen on both sides is virtually frameless, it was not a situation where I would use something by accident. The curvature treat but only as an aesthetic value, because in terms of the functionality of the menu edge Edge UX is an option to add a little strength. In practice, I do not use it almost does.
The stylus is a supplement that really liked
the biggest differentiator series Note with a stylus. the new S Pen, who was in the Galaxy Note 7 has a thinner tip (0.7 mm) and supports twice the pressure levels (4096). These new products will satisfy people who like to take notes graphic.
Personally, I prefer text notes, and writing them Note 7 is a great pleasure and truly convinced to such interaction with the smartphone. the stylus is certainly not indispensable gadget, but once it has, using it is a pleasure.
On the housing S Pena we find the button that activates an eraser. It is a convenient solution that allows you to undo the last strokes of the stylus across the screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 of the notes can be performed even on the lock screen. We then write white “ink” on a black background, but note recorded classic, so black and white. In addition to performing notes stylus has yet function magnifying glass, translator (just select the word to see the translation) to capture parts of the screen (as well as describing them), and an interesting feature, “Look” (Glance), which minimizes open application form “bubbles” booster minimized conversations in Facebook Messenger.
Waterproof is a capital allowance, which should be the standard
One of the major strengths of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a water resistance. the smartphone complies with standard IP68, so it can be completely immersed under the water surface, even for half an hour. it’s a big achievement Samsung considering the fact that the design has yet retractable stylus.
Ba, the stylus can also work under water. We can handle the screen when it is all under water, even when pouring through the water (eg. raining).
the camera is splendid, although we do not find anything new in it
the camera Galaxy Note 7 is a structure transferred from the Galaxy S7. This is good and bad. The new Note is after the device more expensive and-positioned higher than the S Series, so I would like to have in this respect a bonus in terms of image quality.
No bonus will not find, but the camera still remains in the strictest forefront (maybe even at the very top) mobile devices. Nieprzesadzonej matrix of 12 megapixels, the large size of a single pixel (1.4 micron), to the high brightness of the lens (f / 1.7) and image stabilization give a result that can not not like it.
If we add to this impressive speed and very good AF, we have a camera with a high-end mobile devices.
Unfortunately, there are also disadvantages. The most important is the battery
Battery Galaxy Note 7 is 3500 mAh. Theoretically it is very high, in practice, hardly enough for one working day. Use an example.
Smartphone in weekend unplugged from the outlet at 8 in the morning. during the day I used it regularly. Oh, standard day on which smartphone or not worked hard or not excessively matured. the greatest activity was 1.5-hour session in the Pokemon GO. Besides, was a bit of social applications, a few phone calls and some Internet.
At 23 smartphone had only 4% of the battery. During the day time the screen on was 4 hours and 40 minutes. These results are a bit too little. I want the flagship unit gave peace of mind of action for at least 1.5 days. Meanwhile Note 7 does not provide such comfort. If it is not connected to the charger at night, in the morning smartphone will already likely discharged to zero.
Another drawback is praised iris scanner
Currently, this technology still has a long way to go to catch up with usability fingerprint reader (which in Note 7 works perfectly – accurately and quickly).
the scanner of the retina often wrong both in low and in bright light. It also requires raising the level of smartphone to your face and keep it at a distance of 25-30 cm. It looks unnatural and very strange. Personally, I have not decided on the type of lock.
One of the functions of the retina scanner is the ability to block a directory. If we look at the smartphone as its owner, the directory can be open, and if we give the device to a friend, can not we go to a secure directory.
A potential problem could be the durability of the housing
Despite the fact that I care about smartphones (sometimes to a fault), then after four days Samsung Galaxy Note 7 grabbed a scratch on the back of the housing. the small and shallow, but still.
Interestingly, the smartphone still wore in a holster, and I took it out only to recordings. Besides me, none of it is not used, so I am fully convinced that the smartphone is not szurał the table (brrrr!), or even more so after any okruszkach (mini- heart attack).
perhaps it’s just bad luck due to some unfortunate grain of sand, or maybe just a glass Gorilla glass 5 protects against falls, but not from scratch. I do not know. Anyway, the owners of Galaxy Note 7 I recommend re-buy a protective case. Samsung has offered a very nice stiff covers.
at the end – price
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can be ordered from today. Even in the morning the price was 3999 zł, but during the day was adjusted to 3799 zł.
For me the most important is the fact that the argument of the form “Yet at this price, you can already have the iPhone” simply does not apply here. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is so interesting, fast, nice and functional device that could successfully convince the even Apple fans.
The question is whether Note 7 really is worth that kind of money. I am not sure. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can now be purchased for from 1800 to 2000 zł. Contrary to appearances, it is still a device worth attention, which in terms of performance all that much persists latest installment Note’a. Sure, does not offer water resistance, many software options, or new features stylus, but it is still a powerful smartphone with a large screen.
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